Oh Miss Jeannine. What a peach! The truth is I have a secret lust to become a photographer and she is so kind as to indulge me! I was luck enough to get her in front of the camera because let's be serious she's gorgeous!
She is talented and knowledgeable in her craft, an absolute joy to work! You can visit her site, Jeannine Marie Photography . You can also awe over the Trust your Wanderlust shoot she helped us with at Kisa.
Read on for more on this creative kind soul; Jeannine October's #kisacreative feature.
Tell us a bit about your photography style & your creative process.
I photograph mostly weddings and my style is romantic, dramatic, and genuine. I am always looking for inspiration in light and perspectives. Some of these things can be planned ahead, but the best inspirations or moments come from the unexpected. My approach is to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I will coach couples to connect with each other rather than recognizing the camera. I am a such a big dork and love to laugh, so I look to catch genuine laughter.
When you are out and about in the world, what is your eye naturally drawn to?
Oh man, food! I can never turn off a photographer's eye. I always see opportunities for great photos. I love working with unique lighting and architecture. I also have a strong appreciation for people and their postures, demeanors, fashion, and possessions.
What is one piece of advice you received that you live by?
Be good and be grateful. I try to slow down and appreciate where I am at and what I have rather than always looking ahead. I love the quote,
Doing things for others always makes me feel more fulfilled.
At this moment, what’s your favorite go-to outfit?
Layers. Minnesota is so crazy in its weather this time of year. I adore my Joe's Honey Fit dark wash jeans because the are incredibly comfortable when shooting. Also, a tank, jacket, or sweater and scarf. I just scored an awesome new floral print jacket from Kisa that I love to sport around town. But my most secret weapon? Earrings. I stash them everywhere! My car, my purse, pockets — I hate to be without!
If you could wave a magic travel wand, where would you jet off to?
Italy and Greece for the food, wine, art, and history. Then I would love to see New Zealand, Thailand, and India. Anyone like to take a trip soon!? I am going Portland this January for a photography conference — can’t wait for that.
When you’re not shooting weddings, where might we spot you around the Twin Cities?
I love connecting with other people in the wedding industry or business owners at social events or coffee meetings. Fall is engagement session season so just this last week I’ve at the Stone Arch Bridge, Centennial Lakes, and Harriet Island. I just started running this summer and like to run along the river in St. Paul. Tuesday's I take advantage of yoga at the Union Depot then pick up treats at my new obsession, The Buttered Tin.
So go ahead and connect with this lovely lady for your engagement, wedding or a sassy boudoir shoot! You can also chat with Jeannine at our big ONE YEAR anniversary party coming soon!